The World Well being Organisation (WHO) has mentioned that it’s unlikely the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will finish in 2021.
Mr Michael Ryan, Director of WHO’s well being emergencies programme, at a information convention on Tuesday mentioned, ”I believe it will likely be very untimely and unrealistic to assume that we’re going to end with this virus by the top of the 12 months.
“What we are able to end with if we’re good is hospitalisations, deaths and the tragedy related to this pandemic,’’
Ryan added that WHO’s focus at current was to maintain transmissions as little as doable and vaccinate an increasing number of folks.
In keeping with the official, supply of vaccine doses has improved in comparison with 10 weeks in the past, though there are `enormous challenges’ in distributing them.
“If the vaccines start to influence not solely on loss of life and hospitalisation, however have a major influence on transmission dynamics and transmission danger, then I imagine we are going to speed up in direction of controlling this pandemic,’’ he mentioned.
In the meantime, Nigeria now has 156,017 confirmed COVID-19 instances.
It has additionally recorded 1,915 deaths.
The nation additionally acquired its first ever vaccines on Tuesday.